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. >>> president obama will visit thailand, myanmar, and cambodia on his first overseas trip since winning re-election earlier this month. now, myanmar is the destination that's making some observers unhappy. human rights groups say it's just too soon and the country's small steps towards democracy don't yet deserve a visit from the president of the united states. obama's national security adviser, tom donilon, defended the trip. he says it will advance the cause of reform in myanmar. >> the president's visit this time reflects his conviction that engagement is the best way to encourage burmese authorities to further action. >> human rights groups oppose the visit. they say the former pariah state has not achieved true democratic reform and ethnic minorities continue to face persecution. obama will meet his counterpart thein sein. donilon stressed obama will raise the issue of violence with against muslim rohina with myanmar's leaders. a week of violence last month claimed about 90 lives according to the official account. more than 100,000 people have been displaced. the white house says the
of cambodia before, but president obama is about to do so. no sitting president has visited burma either. but president obama is about to go there too. no president has ever done that. when he's there, he will meet with the opposition leader. what is the side note of this historic trip to burma? before the u.s. government decided to send a president to the country, we first decided we were ready to send a rock band to that country. the state department under a brand new president obama in 2009 authorized the great l.a. latin fusion band to go tour burma. a sort of ambassadors for u.s. culture in that part of the world. burma has only finally ended military rule there as of last year. after president obama makes his visit there this weekend, we have now learned we're going to be sending another american musical act to follow up the president's trip. this time it's jason mraz. he's scheduled to play a gig december 16th. he's going to be playing outdoors free of charge. even though we expect democrats and republicans to fight over everything these days, the associated press notes that mitch
visited burma, either. but president obama is about to go there too. no president has ever done that. when he's there, he will meet with the opposition leader. aung san suu kyi. while he's there. one interesting side note on president obama making this historic trim to burma. which is also called myanmar. in 2009, before the u.s. government decided that they were ready to send a sitting president to that country, we apparently first decided that we were ready to send a rock band to that comprehend. specifically the band ozo motley. the state department under a brand new president obama in 2009 authorized the great l.a. latin fusion band to go tour burma. a sort of ambassadors for u.s. culture in that notoriously closed off authoritarian part of the world. burma has only finally ended military rule there as of last year. after president obama makes his visit there this weekend, we have now learned we're going to be sending another american musical act to follow up the president's trip. this time it's going to be singer/songwriter jason mraz. that's how you say it, right? mraz. he's schedule
by the white house to visit with president obama yesterday. the fierce five were in town for a gymnastics tour. the team captured america's hearts this summer at the london olympics. they won the team all-around gold for the first time since 1996. >>> a big day for a well known comedian has people here in d.c. seeing double. >> ladies and gentlemen, one, two, me! >> steven colbert was in washington yesterday for the unveiling of his very own wax figure in northwest. colbert was born here in d.c. and hosts the colbert report on comedy central. you can see he was quite impressed by his own likeness. yuk. >> this is what it's like to be with me. i would so want to be a guest on my show. >> colbert wasn't just here to spend some time with his new wax double. he was also in town to meet with fans and sign copies of his newest book "america again." i think he made out with himself. >> i don't know. kind of gross. it was kind of odd. i almost can't believe we showed that. but, you know, a wax revealing with steven colbert is going to be unlike any other one. >>> the time is 6:26. coming up the big se
base a few minutes ago traveling to southeast asia for a four-day visit. president obama will attend a regional summit in cambodia as well as stop in thailand. he is also going to be the first u.s. president to visit myanmar where he'll meet with democratic activists. >>> leaders in congress say they're confident they can reach a deal that would avoid the upcoming so-called fiscal cliff. this after the president met with house leaders in a closed door meeting on capitol hill. no one is talking about how things are progressing. the president insists the way to handle it is to let taxes increase for people making more than 200,000 a year and families making more than $250,000 a year. republicans oppose that and lawmakers have until the end of the year to reach a deal. >> do you have a plan to address this country's debt? >> how you doing today? >> and there was a pretty outgoing can on the hill yesterday. a group of young adults have formed a campaign called the can kicks back in response to the fiscal cliff talk. they're trying to put the pressure on lawmakers to make sure they handle
maroni. her expression went viral. now, her and the rest of the olympic team have visited the white house. was mr. obama able to get a smile out of her? we'll show you, coming up. >> that's a big question. >>> also, special delivery. what fast food chain is making it easier to have it your way right at home? and right here in the studio, as well. take a guess, ron. it's coming up. >> we'll get to that in a bit. >>> we're going to start with the opening statements in a case we've been following closely here on "gma." the high school valedictorian accused of killing his own mother. the young man so popular in his hometown, the judge had a problem empaneling an impartial jury. >> reporter: he's a beloved figure in his community, all-around good guy. jeffrey pyne says he didn't kill his mother. his surviving family says he didn't do it. but prosecutors began making their case. jeffrey pyne sat expressionless, as prosecutors told the jury how he bludgeoned, stabbed and killed his mother, ruth. >> he hit her. and he hit her again. and again. >> reporter: played in court, 911 tapes of the horror
.s. president to visit myanmar. >> jamie: and the white house is now reporting that president obama has set up a meeting with congressional leaders the week after thanksgiving. no doubt they will discuss how to avoid the fiscal cliff. that's a series of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts due to kick in the beginning of next year. at that point the tax rates are expected to be a sticking point in the negotiations because both sides have already made their case to the american people, listen. >> the other path is for congress to pass a law right away to prevent a tax like on the first $250,000 of anyone's income. and that means all americans, including the wealthiest americans get a tax cut and 98% of americans and 97% of iness owners won't see their income taxes go up a single dime. the senate has already passed a bill like this, democrats in the house are ready it pass one, too. all we need is for republicans in the house to come on board. we shouldn't hold the middle class hostage while congress debates tax cuts for the wealthy. >> tax reform that eliminates wasteful tax to generate revenu
and dig deeper. he said president obama lied to the american people about the deadly assault. back with us now is dana bash and fran townsend, cnn national security contributor. fran recently visited libya. fran, you've been critical of how the administration has handled the administration, but isn't it an overreach for congressman rohrabacher to say the president is lying because when i kept asking him for actual evidence he didn't really seem to let any. >> he didn't seem to let you talk, anderson. you could barely get they request out. i think that is a stretch. i'm not prepared to say the president is lying and i don't think the white house or the administration handled the protection of the consulate running up to the attack very well or the aftermath of it. i don't think they explained it very well to the american people, but i don't think we can say at least at this point, that we have evidence that the president lied. it's interesting and the president was aware very early on that there was this possibility that this actually had been a terrorist attack. i go back to his statement
war in the middle east. but for now, president obama should be landing in thailand in a matter of hours on a three-day journey. he will also stop in myammar, where it is the first visit by an american president. massive tax hikes and spending cuts could kick in on january first. the democrats and republicans seemed more in a mood to compromise after yesterday's series of meetings. >> i know these challenges won't be easy to solve but we can do it if we work together. that is why on friday i sat down with congressional leaders to discuss how to reduce our deficit in a way that strengthens our economy and protects our middle class. it was a constructive meeting and everybody agreed that while we may have our differences we need to come together and take action as soon as possible. >> for too long, partisan fighting has stopped both parties from reaching across the aisle to find common ground. that must stop. washington can't keep ducking the tough decisions, and the fiscal cliff we're headed for provides an opportunity for both sides to change our country's irresponsible spending
to the white house in recent years. kelley herself has visited three times just since september, including a tour of the white house on november 4th. three days before petraeus offered his resignation to president obama, and right before the election. joining me now is michael daley who's been covering the story for daily beast and "newsweek" and michael, with a good morning to you. >> good morning. >> let's talk about the nature of these visits for both jill kelly and paula broadwell, what were they about? >> i think broadwell, kind of more legitimate. i mean she does have a background in the military. she was a military intelligence officer. she served two years in the joint terrorist task force in denver so you can see there might be a reason for her to attend a meeting. >> she did attend meetings that were briefings about pakistan, afghanistan -- >> right, there's some justification for that. kelley, there's social climbers and i think she was a social mountain rooer. i think she -- and you got to admire her. she arrived in tampa where they only have social hills and she discovered the
and ultimately his foreign policy legacy. president obama will arrive in thailand before moving to cambodia and then on monday, going to make a little history by becoming the first sitting u.s. president to visit burma. >> arthel: a desperate search from the sky and sea for two men missing in an oil rig fire. the coast guard is searching for the men still missing after an oil platform in the gulf of mexico off the coast of louisiana caught fire yesterday. the explosion left four other men badly burned. it's believed the fire began when a torch was used to cut into an oil line. >> rick: now hundreds of war veterans pitching in here at home in order to help folks recover from devastation of super storm sandy and anna kooiman is in the rockaways in queens, new york, where a lot of veterans have been on the ground since sandy hit. good to see you. >> great to see you as well. we're hearing the city of new york condemned some 200 homes because of safety hazards and this group is trying to save as many houses as they can, working 18 hours a day and work through the nor east that are hit a week an
that with iran's help. brian todd, cnn, washington. >> thank you very much. >>> president barack obama should be landing in thailand in about nine hours. he's on a three-day journey to asia where he'll attend the east asia summit. he'll also stop in cambodia and myanmar. his visit to myanmar where welcome signs are already up, will be the very first visit from an american president. i'm don lemon at the c nrx nrnn headquarters in atlanta. we'll have much more on the conflict in the middle east in the next hour, but in the meantime, wolf blitzer is back in "the situation room" after a very quick break. [ female announcer ] today, jason is here to volunteer to help those in need. when a twinge of back pain surprises him. morning starts in high spirits, but there's a growing pain in his lower back. as lines grow longer, his pain continues to linger. but after a long day of helping others, he gets some helpful advice. just two aleve have the strength to keep back pain away all day. today, jason chose aleve. just two pills for all day pain relief. try aleve d for strong, all day long sinus and hea
now president obama is on his way to asia. he departed from joint base andrews last hour and is scheduled to land in thailand overnight. he'll also visit myanmar and cambodia where he'll attend an asian summit. his stop in myanmar, formerly known as burra, by the way, a first for a u.s. president. >>> ikea said some of its furniture was made by political prisoners during the 1980s. the furniture was made by a supplier in the formest communist country of east germany and they said the company knew some political prisoners were being used and ikea says it deeply regret it happens and reiterates the use of political prisoners has never been acceptable. >>> a brand of children's tents have been branded as a possible suffocation hazard. the peapod comes with a built-in air mattress. one infant is suspected of being suffocated. nine other reports of children trapped under the mattresses. parents are urged to stop using these and contact kidco, inc in illinois. >>> why is israel risking an all-out war in the middle east? israeli's deputy foreign minister joins me ne. if you are
. >> thank you, appreciate it. >>> let's go now to a tweet of a picture from the white house from a visit from gold medal winning olympics gymnastics team. the white house released this photo of president obama and michaela maroney. after that maroney tweeted "did i just not do the not impressed face wgz with the president? yep, you did. you're watching "weekends with alex witt." [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. 100 calories... some people put everything intotheir name on the door, and their heart into their community. small business saturday is a day to show our support. a day to shop at stores owned by our friends and neighbors. and do our part for the businesses that do so much for us. on november 24th, let's get out and shop small. >>> welcome back to "weekends with alex witt." it's 32 past the hour. we have breaking news as the middle east crisis is escalating. president
. president obama will first arrive in tie land before moving on to cambodia and then on monday, he will actually make history by becoming the first sitting u.s. president to visit burma. >> gregg: extremely tight election is now over in the state of arizona. democrat ron barber won a full term representing the state's second congressional district. vote increase a special election picked him to finish out the remainder of gabrielle giffords' term. but last week's election, so very tight, took until today to declare a clear winner. >> heather: the tsa confirming to fox news a troubling weakness in our nation's airport security and if exploited, it could make it easier for passengers to take potentially dangerous items on board planes. dominic is live at l.a.x. in los angeles with more on this story. dominic? >> hey there. yes, this rather serious concerns about the boarding passes that are issued to passengers. they contain a bar code that has the passenger information, and level of security screening that they get. now, the passengers who signed up to the tsa's precheck flight prea
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